NSW Acting Premier Paul Toole says the state government has taken the “first step” towards imposing tougher penalties on disruptive protesters after climate activists caused chaos in recent days.
Mr Toole says fines have increased to $22,000.
“And that’s going to apply to both bridges and tunnels across New South Wales. We also know that you can get a maximum penalty in jail now of up to two years,” he told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“These people are reckless, they don’t care about you, they don’t care about me, and what they are doing is actually putting emergency services’ lives at risk as well, and we’ve got to get tougher on them.”